McMaster University

Peter Boris Centre
for Addictions Research

Scope of Search

Faculty

 

Dr. James MacKillop

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Director, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Translational research on addictive behavior, especially the application of behavioral economics and neuroeconomics to addiction.

Dr. James MacKillop's page

Dr. Iris Balodis

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Associate Director, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Motivational processes influencing maladaptive decision-making.

 

Dr. Iris Balodis's page

 

Dr. Suzanne Archie

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Cannabis as a risk factor for developing psychosis.

Dr. Suzanne Archie's page

 

 

Dr. Suzanne Becker

Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience & Behaviour

Research Focus: Computational and brain networks

 

Dr. Nicholas Bock

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour

Research Focus: Novel neuroimaging biomarkers for addiction

Dr. Nicholas Bock's page

 

Dr. Khrista Boylan

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

 

Research Focus: Substance use disorder in adolescent and young adults.

 

Dr. Khrista Boylan's page

 

Dr. Jennifer Brasch

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Psychiatrist, Concurrent Disorders Program, St. Joseph's Healthcare

Hamilton

 

Research Focus: Suicidality and substance use; concurrent disorders.

 

Dr. Jennifer Brasch's page

 

Dr. Gary Chaimowitz

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Head of Service, Forensics, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

 

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and criminal behaviour

 

Dr. Gary Chaimowitz's page

 

Mr. Mike DeVillaer

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University

Research Focus: Epidemiology of drug problems and an advocate of evidence-based drug policy

Mr Michael Devillaer's page

Mr. Devillaer's Blog

 

Dr. Dante Duarte

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Geriatric Psychiatrist, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Neuromodulation Treatment in Clinical Psychology

 

Dr. Gary Hasey

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering member and the School of Biomedical Engineering

Research Focus: Machine Learning and transcranial magnetic stimulation

 

Dr. Taylor Hatchard

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Psychologist, Youth Wellness Centre, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: The intersection of sex and gender, substance use, and emotion dysregulation in youth psychopathology

 

Dr. Katherine Holshausen

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Director, Community Psychiatry Clinic, St. Joseph's Healthcare

 

Research Focus: The intersection of substance use, trauma, and emotional dysregulation

 

 

Dr. Michele Laliberte

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and eating disorder

 

Dr. Michele Laliberte's page

 

 

Dr. Emily MacKillop

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Clinical Neuropsychology Services, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Neuropsychological Mechanisms & Substance Use

 

Dr. Mini Mamak

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Forensics, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

 

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and criminal behaviour

 

 

 

Dr. Leslie Martin

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Co-Chair, Inpatient Addictions Medicine Service

 

Research Focus: Program Development, program evaluation & Quality improvement for care of hospitalized patients with substance use disorder

 

Dr. Randi McCabe

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Director, Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic

 

Research Focus: Neuromodulation as a novel treatment strategy

 

Dr. Randi McCabe's page

 

Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Prevalence and consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). 

 

Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan's page

 

Dr. Luciano Minuzzi

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Novel neuroimaging biomarkers for addiction

 

Dr. Luciano Minuzzi's page

 

 

Dr. Heather Moulden

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and criminal behaviour

 

Dr. Heather Moulden's page

 

Dr. Catharine Munn

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Lead Psychiatrist, McMaster Student Wellness Centre

Research Focus:  Screening and treatment for substance misuse among university undergraduates.

 

Dr. Tim O'Shea

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases, McMaster University

Associate Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Research Focus: The intersection between addiction, poverty and mental health. Infectious diseases in individuals with substance use disorder 

 

Dr. Karen Rowa

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Neuromodulation as a novel treatment strategy

https://psychiatry.mcmaster.ca/directory/bio/karen-rowa

 

 

Dr. Zena Samaan

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Psychiatrist, Mood Disorders Program, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Opioid use disorders, especially the determinants of methadone maintenance treatment response and the comorbidity of psychiatric and addiction disorders.

Dr. Zena Samaan's page

 

Dr. Andriy Samokhvalov

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Psychiatrist, Homewood Health Centre

Research Focus: Epidemiology of substance-related problems and Concurrent Disorder

 

Dr. Noam Soreni

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Neuromodulation as a novel treatment strategy

https://psychiatry.mcmaster.ca/directory/bio/noam-soreni

 

Dr. Michael Van Ameringen

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences;

MacAnxiety Research Centre

 

Research Focus: Internet addiction

https://psychiatry.mcmaster.ca/directory/bio/michael-van-ameringen

 

 

External Affiliate

 

Dr. Michael Amlung

Part Time Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, McMaster University

Associate professor, Department of Applied Behavioral Science

University of Kansas

 

Research Focus: Neurobiological and behavioural correlates of pathological decision-making and motivation